LOS ANGELES For the third time in three days, the Dodgers made a roster move, although their decision to designated relief pitcher Matt Guerrier for assignment had to rank as unexpected.
Guerrier, a nine-year veteran who spent the past two seasons with the Dodgers, had a 2-3 record and 4.80 ERA in 34 appearances. To take his spot on the roster, the team recalled right-hander Chris Withrow from Triple-A Albuquerque.
On Friday, struggling infielder Luis Cruz was designated for assignment, and Saturday, reliever Peter Moylan was returned to Albuquerque. In their pace, Scott Van Slyke was activated from the disabled list and pitcher Jose Dominguez, whose fastball had been clocked at 103 mph, had his contract purchased from Triple-A.
The moves appear to be an indication the Dodgers are positioning themselves for a concerted run in the National League West, but manager Don Mattingly said it was simply a matter of making small improvements with better players in an attempt to keep thei...